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In 2009 there were 39.6 million adults ages 65 and older, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). By 2030, that number will nearly double to an estimated 72.1 million older adults.

Health professionals throughout The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are working to treat and diagnose conditions affecting seniors, including the frail elderly. UTHealth is combining research, patient care and education to prepare for their critical future needs.

UTHealth specialists available for interview

Student-led health fair to care for families and cuddly teddy bear friends

UTHealthCares and UT Physicians will team up for the second annual UTHealthCares Community Health Fair on Saturday, Jan. 26, at UT Physicians Multispecialty – Jensen.

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Novel same-day Type 2 diabetes treatment study launches in US

A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a UTHealth pilot study. Absalon D. Gutierrez, MD, and Nirav C. Thosani, MD, are among the first physician-researchers in the country to assess the safety and effectiveness of The Revita™ System, designed to help improve blood sugar levels without the need for additional medications.

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UTHealth drives forward programs to stop childhood obesity

Two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million will support the efforts to combat obesity and help Texas children achieve healthy lifestyles through the mission of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living.

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